Friday, November 28, 2014

Happy Heartfelt Creations Black Friday!

A BIG Hi, to all you fellow scrappies,

Yes it's POSTING TIME again,
That means posting for sussiP, but it's a special posting, thats why it is not done on the Wednesday... it's the November  reveal at
Heartfelt Creations!

Don't we just love that special time of the month? I'm talking about the release day....
Once again, Linda and the team have brain stormed and really come out of the box for us. They have come up with a WOW collection complete with a new Paper Pad, six sets of precut stamps and a die. - the Garden Romantique collection.
Here's the officail info about the collection:

"Love is in full bloom with the Romantique Garden collection from Heartfelt Creations. A romantic symphony composed in subtle shades of pink, fuchsia, green, cream and charcoal harmonizes beautifully with picturesque images of dainty hummingbirds, devoted love birds, graceful swans and delicate bleeding heart bushes. Ornate ironwork backgrounds are in perfect harmony with layered elements of vintage sheet music, lace, flowing handwriting, scrollwork, florals, stripes and flourishes. Six hand drawn stamp sets capture the idyllic beauty of a peaceful garden where swans glide across the surface of a glassy lake, nesting lovebirds are wreathed in flowers, and hummingbirds sip nectar from blossom laden branches of exquisite beauty. The coordinating die cuts feature elegant swirled stems, a graduated set of bleeding heart blossoms and a majestic pair of swimming swans. Dreamy and idyllic, uplifting and inspiring, romantic and moving as a masterfully scored concerto, this enchanting collection is a celebration of love and life amidst the extraordinary beauty of nature."
Does this sound yummie or does this sound yummie!
Below, is my first,
of course many more to come, creations with the newest addition to the
Heartfelt Creations portfolio:
So take a squizz at what I did with the new collection and.....Enjoy!

Products used, which you can find in Heartfelt Creations online store:

 Other Products Used: Spellbinders Majestic Elements, Paper: water color paper, Blue, Cerise card stock, Ink: Color box Brown, Archival black, Other: Derwent Ink-tense water color pencils, WOW embossing glitters-Black glint, Distressing tool, Stickles Star Dust, Seam binding ribbon Pale blue, fine paper cutting scissors.

This card size is, 16.6cm x 10cm
Cut a 16.6cm x 10cm as a card base from blue cardstock. Cut a 16cm x 9.4cm  panel from the cerise colored cardstock and distress the edges. Cut a 9.5cm x 15.5cm panel from design paper from the HCDP1 249 Romantique Garden Paper Collection pack. Distress the edges, adhere it to the cerise cardstock panel with double dots then wrap the blue seam binding ribbon around both layers. Glue this ready panel to the card base. 

Stamp the image of the bird only, three times using the stamp image from HCPC3642 Romantique wings PreCut Set and black ink, onto the water color paper. Then stamp the complete image of the bird and flower, using the same stamp set. Die cut the card into an oval shape you have just stamped using the second inner oval from Spellbinders Majestic Elements die. Using the same die set, die cut the 4th oval with the lace corners and put it aside for later. Color the stamped images with Derwent Inktense pencils. Fussy cut the flowers and three of the birds, cutting also between the front wing and back wing line. Separate all the feathers on the tail and the front wing. Shape the birds and the flowers using the Paper Blossoms Tool Kit and Paper Blossoms Molding Mat. Curl the feathers of the bird with a very fine balling point. This will give the appearance of the wings fluttering very fast. Apply double dots behind the body of the bird and the flowers, so they will remain in shape. Apply double dots behind the die cut oval with image stamped on it and the oval with the lace corners. Aligning and stacking the two, attach them together. Place the bird and flowers on top of the base image. Add Stickles glitter glue to the edges of oval and lace corners. Apply 3d Crystal Lacquer to the bird and the under wings. Put aside to dry. 

When everything has dried, place the lace edged oval on the card so you can see where to stamp your sentiment. Put aside, then stamp and heat emboss the sentiment using HCPC3354 Classic message PreCut Set and black embossing powder. Attach the lace edged oval on top of the ribbon line in the centre of the card. Tie and place a triple bow under the wing of the bird.

I hope you enjoyed a wee taste of the new release! 

After seeing this....I know you will want to take the time to pop over and check out all the eye candy the other DT gals have cooked up. Believe me it is well worth the time and effort! 
Till next post...psst....sneak...psst... all going well...a bit of mixed media thrown in...could not help myself...can't wait to show and tell. 
Till then, heads down, bums up, playing hard with all the wonderful toys.

PN:- Don't you just love I am in the Heartfelt Creations DT....this means I get to post every week.
I love that I found my round to it know what they say
"A day with out laughter is a day not lived"

Wishing you all scrappy day's for the coming week, inky hugs,

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Wednesaday

It is Wednesday again and it is time to share some Heartfelt Creations creativity with you! This week I altered a small note book using the wonderful stamps and dies from HC - the perfect addition to any crafter's bag!

Products used, which you can find in Heartfelt Creations online store: 

Other Products: Stamping paper white, Note book with elastic closure, Brads black, Deco Sand black, Ribbon gold, Fine black permanent marker, Florists wire, Glass Beads: yellow orange clear; Tools: Heat Gun, Spatula, Tweezers, Paint brush; Mediums: Viva Modelling cream Gold 908, Viva Crackle color 901 iridescent 905 brown, Stickles star dust, Studio multi-medium matte, Embossing powder gold, Distress Powder Frayed Burlap, Perfect Medium stamp pad; Ink: Color Box black, SUP Pumpkin pie, Hello honey, Daffodil delight; Masks: Crafters workshop TCW4379 TCW4545, Magenta TM28, Tim Holtz eye chart THS01. 

Instructions: Take a 9.5cm x 13.8cm notebook with elastic closure. Cut the design you like from the HC Classic Sunflower Paper Pad. The piece should cover the book completely. Ink the edges to give it an aged look. Stamp and heat emboss with gold embossing powder the swirl motive from HCPC 3628 Sunflower Bouquet PreCut Set on the book front. Apply the clear gel medium to the cover with the paint brush. This will seal the paper and it will give it extra texture. 

Using different masks, crackle paint and a spatula add another layer to your background. Take into account the placement, so you will still see it when the flowers and embellishments have been added and glued. Make a mixture of glass beads and a generous amount of clear gel medium. Apply this to the cover with the spatula. You will not see the clear gel medium when it is dry. Look to the photo of the book, for indication as to where the mediums have been applied. To highlight the butterflies, outline them with a black marker. 

 Stamp and die cut the sunflowers using HCPC 3626 Classic Sunflower PreCut Set and HCD 753 Classic Sunflower die. You can find the instructions on how to make the flowers HERE. For the flower centres: apply clear drying glue to the centre of the flower, spoon black decorating sand on top of it, press the sand down gently with your fingers and tap away excess sand when dry. 

Stamp and die cut the daisy flowers using HCPC 3318 Daisy Patch Flowers PreCut Set and HCD 703 Daisy Patch Die. Shape them using the Paper Blossoms Tool Kit and the Paper Blossoms Molding Mat, and add a brad to the centre. 

To make the half-bow fold 10 cm ribbon with wire ends in two and then fold a 7 cm long one on top of it. Stamp, heat emboss and die cut the leaves using HCPC 3545 Open Leaf PreCut Set, distress embossing powder and HCD 736 Classic Leaf die. Then using the HCD 747 Arianna Lace die cut the lace star point (x 1) and the swirls (x 3). Apply the iridescent crackle paint to the lace star point and swirls. When they are dry, apply the Stickles glitter glue. 

Then begin layering and gluing your embellishments onto the book cover. Add foam dots at the back of the large sunflowers to make them rise above the rest of the flowers. Place the small daisies under and around the largest sunflowers to cover the foam dots and any imperfections. Note you only see the very tips of the daisies peeking out under the sunflower. Make sure that the elastic closing falls free of any flowers and swirls, so there will not be any hindrance to the opening and closing of the note book. Otherwise you will have glue them down flat. 

Finish the book edges by applying Viva Gold cream around all the edges and a dab or two on the sunflowers flowers.

I hope you all have a great, inspiring, fun, inky, scrappy day

Till next post scrappy hugs, Sussipoppins

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Happy Heartfelt Creations' Wednesday!

The day has finally come! It is Wednesday and it is time for my very first post as a design team member for Heartfelt Creations! And the best news is that from now on, for a whole year, every Wednesday I'll be sharing a new creation completely made with the newest HC stamps and dies!

So, back to today's post - "SUNSHINE" layout:

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC: 

Other products used: Ribbon with wired edges, Ribbon with satin edges, Stickles Gold red, Glossy Glaze, Double sided foam tape; Clear drying glue; Needle and gold thread; Black ink; cardstock - soft yellow 

Instructions: Take a 12 x 12" soft yellow cardstock and use it as a base for the layout. Take the denim colored pre-designed background paper from the paper pad, ruffle the edges and glue it to the cardstock, but don't attach the side with the buttons. 

From the yellow cardstock, cut 2 x 12" stripes using HCD713 Decorative Lace Border Die. Join them together and cut out some of the lacey design - see the layout as to what should be left over. Spray the paper lace with a water mister to soften the paper. When nearly dry, pleat to form a gathered lace effect. 

Cut out the two picture frames, the cluster of flowers and leaves from the pattern paper. Leaving the under two leaves and small drooping flower still in the paper print. Where the sunflowers and leaves have been cut out, apply black ink on the edges into the card stock area. This is so it will be dark under the flowers when glued down and the card stock will not show through. 

Then cut out the sunflower from the middle of cluster, so you will have three flowers and cut out the same middle flower from the same pattern paper, also fussy cut three buttons, four small sunflowers and two leaves. Cut from chipboard backing for both frames, layer it to get the height you want and then add the pictures. Before gluing the photos, distress their edges and prick holes along the edge (0.5 cm away from edge) for the back stitching with gold thread. 

Back the photos with foam tape or chip board, same as the frames. Cut the printed word SUNSHINE from the paper pad papers. Ink edges with black ink.

 Attach the two layers of ribbon across the page. Ball the three cut buttons and attach with double sided foam tape over the buttons on the paper. Glue the frames and photos in their places. Ball the edges of all flowers and leaves, the apply double sided foam tape to the back of them. Glue them down in their correct places. 

The stacked main flower, is placed on top of the ribbon. Flowers and leaves are tucked under the sides of the frames. See photo. Make a large bow, then glue this down. Place the SUNSHINE word above the bow. Apply glossy medium to the word plate, iron swirls on the frames, the green swirls and vines around the flowers. 

Add stickles to the buttons, lace edges and Sunflower centers. When dry, work the wire on the bow so the bow is nice and full.

Thank you for visiting me today! And don't forget to stop by the Heartfelt Creations' blog for more inspirational projects from our design team!

Wishing you all a happy, inky, scrappy day.